Staff

Our counselors are diverse in experience, interests and backgrounds. At the same time they all share a strong personal commitment to their Christian faith and strive to integrate their clinical counseling skills with a Christian foundation. They are Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Clinical Counselors. We also have an intern staff of associates who are graduate and post-graduate students. These pre-licensed counselors are supervised on a weekly basis by our Licensed Clinical Supervisors. 

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Our Counselors

Professional counseling staff includes licensed clinicians with a broad range of education, training, and specialization. Pre-licensed counseling staff includes Associates and Trainees. Associates have obtained their Master’s degree and are working toward licensure. Trainees are graduate students in the process of completing hours to fulfill requirements for their school and the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Both Associates and Trainees participate in ongoing professional development and are supervised weekly by licensed therapists at Berkeley Christian Counselors.

Licensed Therapists

Mark Farley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

LMFT#129574

Mark is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys assisting clients as they navigate the intersecting responsibilities of life that can span the domains of interpersonal, private, professional, societal and beyond. Mark believes in the fostering of a safe and comforting therapeutic space where clients can be supported in drawing on their own strengths and talents. In the spirit of collaboration, clients can express discomforts, re-discover or develop tools for coping, and outline paths forward. Mark promotes a client-centered relationship that utilizes Attachment Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, CBT, and Solution-Focused approaches in working with adults, young adults, and couples. He is also trained in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital counseling.

David Michael Hughes, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW#12693

Michael has experience in child welfare services, hospital-based child protection, foster care, adoption, juvenile probation, and community mental health services. He has training in strategic family therapy (Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA), cognitive behavioral therapy (U.C. Davis Medical School), and PREPARE/ENRICH. He is a certified Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer. He has taught in middle school (5 years in Oakland) and worked in North East Brazil and Cape Town, South Africa. Michael is currently not accepting new clients.

Sarah Kasuga-Jenks, PhD

Licensed Clinician

PSY#25914

Sarah is a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys working with adults, children, families, and college students. She has a PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology and has trained at UCSF and UCLA as well as other community mental health centers and hospitals in the Bay Area. She works collaboratively with clients on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, family dynamics, relationship difficulties, sexuality, grief, life transitions, spirituality, and identity. A Bay Area native, Sarah is passionate about incorporating cultural sensitivity into her work with clients. She integrates CBT, psychodynamic, multicultural, client-centered, and mindfulness approaches in her work.

Claire Kim, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

MFC#98461

Claire is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist who loves to come alongside women in their various seasons of life and works with them through depression, anxiety, relational conflict, eating disorder, past trauma, and other women's issues. She uses various approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Attachment Theory. She also really enjoys the lively dynamic of working with couples and is a trainer in the PREPARE/ENRICH marriage counseling curriculum. Claire is also comfortable in referring to Scripture as a resource, and will do so if requested by the client. She started as an intern at Berkeley Christian Counselors in 2009 and has been here ever since.


Scott Leiker, LPCC

Licensed Clinician

LPCC#1213

Scott is sincerely grateful for the opportunity to help folks navigate moments and seasons in their lives where beauty and growth, meaning and genuine connection, can be found in even very painful or bewildering experiences.  He utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) approaches with Interpersonal, Jungian and Somatic Experiencing to help folks move from where they are now to where they want to go.  Scott is trained in Individual, Family, and Couples therapy and is always curious about how his clients are doing in relationships--"the relationship with all the various parts of yourself, the person or people closest to you, and your higher power."  Scott includes faith as much or as little as his clients wish to have it included in the work. He has been doing psychotherapeutic work since 1997.  Married in 2004, Scott and his wife were baptized into the Christian faith in 2013 after practicing Buddhism for many years.  They have trans-racially adopted two children, fostered three others, and have a child who is a "bio-surprise" as well.

Anna Loscutoff, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social worker

LCSW#65081

Anna is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys working with children, youth, adults, couples, and families. She has worked in both schools and counseling centers in the Bay Area. Anna utilizes strength-based and cognitive behavior techniques to address anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, family dynamics, and life transitions. She is also trained in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital counseling and enjoys working with couples. Anna is passionate about hearing her clients' stories and working together with them to heal and grow.

Jacqueline Ong, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW#86543

Working from a strength-based perspective, Jacqueline is a licensed clinical social worker equipped to work with clients as they navigate life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, adulting, and relationships. She believes that clients often have the answers to their questions and simply require a safe space filled with empathy and honesty, to process, experience healing, and learn healthy ways to connect in the present moment. In guiding clients toward the change they seek, Jacqueline draws from a variety of approaches including self-care, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), often incorporating skills that can help with emotion regulation and distress tolerance. For work with couples, Jacqueline has been trained in PREPARE/ENRICH and is a Gottman Leader.

Associates

Zuleima Marquez, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

AMFT#12957

Zuleima earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Holy Names University. Zuleima has work experience at the Raskob Learning Institute and Day School working with children and adolescents from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds who struggle with mild to moderate learning disabilities. She is fluent in English and Spanish and offers Spanish-speaking clients a place where they can be free to express their thoughts and feelings in Spanish. Zuleima is also passionate about creating a safe and positive space where her clients can trust, feel supported and comfortable throughout their therapeutic journey. She looks forward to expanding her scope of competence while working at BCC. Zuleima is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #12957. She is supervised by Anna Loscutoff, LCSW #65081.

Meghan O'Neil, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

AMFT#123318

Meghan earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Point Loma Nazarene University. Meghan has training and clinical experience in behavioral, relational, and somatic approaches to psychotherapy. She has experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe eating disorders and comorbid clinical issues. Meghan is also trained in both Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Meghan utilizes a collaborative and mindful approach in therapy that is compassion focused and trauma informed. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. Meghan is passionate about creating a therapeutic environment that is a safe space for anyone to come as they are, openly and freely. Meghan desires psychotherapy to be a space for her clients to pursue wholeness and flourish in their lives. Meghan is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #123318. She is supervised by Jacqueline Ong, LCSW #86543.

Trainees

Amanda Andrucko, Trainee

Marriage and Family Trainee

Amanda is completing her Masters in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Biola University. Amanda takes a warm, relational and goal-oriented approach to therapy that draws upon client strengths. She believes that we are created for healthy and loving relationships characterized by significance, value and belonging. Amanda integrates faith and a Christian worldview with her technical training to help her clients find hope, healing and navigate life’s challenges. She is passionate about helping clients address relational challenges so that they can experience meaningful and intimate relationships with God and others. She is trained in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital counseling. Amanda is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She is supervised by Scott Leiker, LPCC #1213.


Libby Jackson, Trainee

Marriage and Family Trainee

Libby Is completing her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Holy Names University. She has a long-standing commitment and ministry to families and individuals, especially having assisted young adults preparing for university and lending them support throughout their educational careers. Libby believes that learning self-compassion and the ability to love oneself leads to healing and the ability to love others. She has worked with diverse communities and embraces the client's culture, spiritual and religious beliefs. Libby is passionate about listening to and learning about her clients, while offering them tools and skills that will support them on their journey. Libby is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She is supervised by Anna Loscutoff, LCSW #65081.

Randi James, Trainee

RANDI JAMES, TRAINEE

Randi is completing her Masters with Alliant International University as a Marriage Family Therapist. Randi completed her former education in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelors in American Sign Language and Psychology, and a Masters in Special Education. She is conversationally fluent in American Sign Language. To support premarital and married couples, Randi is certified as a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. Randi is passionate about walking alongside individuals and families navigating life’s many challenges such as relationship issues, stress management, health concerns and families caring for children/adults with special needs and mental health concerns. These challenges are explored from a Christian perspective utilizing structural and collaborative models to develop long lasting and life changing solutions. Randi approaches each situation as new and unique from a nonjudgmental perspective, while creating an atmosphere of peace, safety, and hope.

Our Administration

Our administrative staff shapes and facilitates the vision, integration, and communication for our organization.

Anna Loscutoff, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social worker

LCSW#65081

Anna is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys working with children, youth, adults, couples, and families. She has worked in both schools and counseling centers in the Bay Area. Anna utilizes strength-based and cognitive behavior techniques to address anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, family dynamics, and life transitions. She is also trained in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital counseling and enjoys working with couples. Anna is passionate about hearing her clients' stories and working together with them to heal and grow.

Ellen Graebe

Ellen joined BCC in March 2020. After many years as a Controller in property management, Ellen enjoyed the shift from a corporate culture into a faith-based environment. She appreciates being able to use her accounting and writing skills to support and encourage the counselors as they help others find healing and change in their lives.  Although most of her career has been in accounting, Ellen graduated with a Bachelors in English (with a writing emphasis) from the University of California, Davis. Now that her commute has decreased from three hours a day to thirty minutes, she plans to use some of that recovered time for writing. Ellen is also fluent in German.